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AUGUST 2015 EVENTS
◆Nagoya Castle Yoi Festival
Nagoya Castle’s lantern-lit annual summer evening festival. There is something for everyone – street performers, stage concerts, bon dancing, a beer garden, and lots of food and game stalls.
When: Fri. 7 Aug. to Sun. 16 Aug. (9:00 – 20:30; Gates close 21:00)
Where: Nagoya Castle (名古屋城) grounds
Access: A 5-minute walk from Shiyakusho Station (市役所駅) Exit 7 (7 番出口) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線); or a 12-minute walk from Sengen-cho Station (浅間町駅) Exit 1 (1番出口) on the Tsurumai Subway Line (地下鉄鶴舞線).
Admission: Adults 500 Yen; Junior HS students and younger free.
◆Hirokōji Summer Festival
With over 150 stalls lining the streets you’ll see singing, dancing, taiko drums and a float parade. Held every year over two days, attracting more than 500,000 people. Don’t miss it!
When: Sat. 22 Aug. and Sun. 23 Aug. (17:00-21:00)
Where: Hirokoji-dori (広小路通) between Sakae (栄) and Fushimi (伏見)
Access: Sakae Station (栄駅) on the Higashiyama and Meijo Subway Lines (地下鉄東山線・名城線) and Fushimi Station (伏見駅) on the Higashiyama and Tsurumai Subway Lines (地下鉄東山・鶴舞線)
◆The 17th Nippon Domannaka Festival
See over 200 teams & around 23,000 performers from across Japan and around the world take over the streets of Nagoya as part of Japan’s largest dance festival. In 2010, the festival was recognized by the Guinness Book of Records for having the “Largest Naruko Dance” in the world! The city of Nagoya takes on dazzling festival colors during the three-day event, which sees around 2 million visitors. Each team presents a spectacular performance with brilliant costumes to music, a rhythmical representation of the culture of their region. And spectators can’t help but be charmed by the fantastic smiles on the faces of the dancers. Full stage information and performance times can be found on the official website.
When: Fri. 28 Aug. (16:40 – 21:00), Sat. 29 Aug. (9:00 – 21:00) and Sun. 30 Aug. (9:00 – 21:00)
Where: 21 locations in and around the city, with the main stage located in Hisaya Odori Park (久屋大通公園会場) in Sakae (栄).
Access: Hisaya Odori Park venue is a short walk from Yaba-cho Station (矢場町駅) Exit 6 (6番出口) on the Meijo Subway Line (地下鉄名城線).
Admission: Free, but a fee is required for some main stage spectator seating (tickets start at 500 Yen).
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